Posts Tagged ‘auburn blog’

First Day in Full Pads!

By Posted on: August 5th, 2014 in Football 3 Comments »
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Practice is heating up in Auburn.(Photo by Acid Reign.)      War Eagle, everybody! This afternoon, the Auburn Tigers will practice in full pads for the first time this August. These are the days when the players separate themselves from the bench warmers. We’ve already heard defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson harp on the importance of tackling Continue Story…

Tempering Steele

By Posted on: August 1st, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 3 Comments »

                                                           A properly tempered sword will sport Auburn colors*First off, let me say that I enjoy reading Phil Steele’s magazine and daily blog. If ever I need to know how many starting offensive linemen are returning for a given team year to year, or how each SEC team’s yards per play compares to any Continue Story…

Can Auburn Repeat as SEC Champions?

By Posted on: July 30th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football 6 Comments »
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                                                                                                                                        (Auburn media file)It’s finally here. The 2014 Auburn Continue Story…

2014 – A Historic Year for SEC and College Football?

By Posted on: July 16th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, News 9 Comments »
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                                                                                                                      (photo:Mark Gentry,USAToday)If you didn’t get a chance to see SEC Commissioner Mike Slive’s opening remarks at SEC Media Days, you missed what is probably the most important news that will come out of the Hoover meetings this year. Commissioner Slive said 2014 was going to be “a historic Continue Story…

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1983 Auburn vs. Florida Edition

By Posted on: July 8th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, Memories 5 Comments »
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Greetings, fellow football-starved sons and daughters of the Burnt Orange and Navy Blue!  Once again I have crawled out from my rock to share a few memories of one of the first significant games I ever saw as a student at Auburn- the 1983 Florida game, which ended up a hard-fought 28-21 win for the Continue Story…

A Late September Homecoming.

By Posted on: June 12th, 2014 in Football 3 Comments »
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Kenneth Dixon finds tough going for Louisiana Tech.(Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE)      War Eagle, everybody! It’s time now for another Auburn opponent preview. This year, week 5 is homecoming week, and the Tigers will take on Louisiana Tech on September 27th. It’s the last chance for the Tigers to tune up against an overmatched opponent at Continue Story…

Some Memorable Plays (from the past) – 1986 Iron Bowl Edition

By Posted on: June 10th, 2014 in Featured Article, Football, Memories 10 Comments »

              Lawyer Tillman celebrates scoring the winning touchdown in the 1986 Iron Bowl. (Source:al.com file photo)Since last I visited these pages with my scrivenings, we have started looking forward to the next season’s games, one opponent at a time. Nonetheless, looking back at some memorable plays I was privileged to see in person, still seems Continue Story…

To the Men of that Era

By Posted on: June 5th, 2014 in Football, Memories 10 Comments »

  Helmet insignia of the 1st Engineer Special Brigade.On an early June evening 70 years ago, many thousands of young men waited in trepidation for a decision to be made. On stormy seas, in the depths of rolling cargo ships, they waited. Most were unable to sleep despite the exhaustion that comes from preparing for military operations, what Continue Story…